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MATLAB and Simulink Webinars for Academia – Upcoming Webinars

Integrating MATLAB into your C/C++ Product Development Workflow (Free) – Details here.

PID Control Made Easy (Free) – Details here.

Signal Processing and Machine Learning Techniques for Sensor Data Analytics (Free) – Details here.

New to MATLAB? – Learn interactively, at your own pace, with MATLAB Academy. – Details here.

Can’t Attend? Recordings of these webinars will be posted within a week of the live session.
You can view these recorded webinars and many others, for free at mathworks.com/academia/webinars – Details here.

 

2015 Wolfram Technology Conference

Early Bird pricing ends soon for the 2015 Wolfram Technology Conference! Register by August 14 for the best price: Details here

Join us October 20-22 for:

* Extensive opportunities to interact with the creators of
Wolfram’s world-leading, innovative technologies. Hear directly
from developers about recent advancements that will save you
time, money, and effort.

* Intensive pre-conference training and hands-on instruction for
implementing these new capabilities.

* The chance to talk shop with people who get it. Connect with
your colleagues and Wolfram staff in topic-based “Meet-Ups,”
networking events, and roundtable discussions.

Your expertise and insight would be a welcome addition to this year’s conference–and we’re sure you’ll find the unique, multidisciplinary program to be stimulating and immediately applicable to your work.

Featured topics include:

Data science & visualization
Connected devices
Mobile & cloud deployment
Software development
Computational finance
System modeling & simulation
Engineering
Signal & image processing
Educational technology
And many other fields

Register by August 14 to save $100:
Details here

Make your arrangements now to join us at our headquarters in Champaign, Illinois, USA. See you in October!

Sincerely,
The Wolfram Events Team

 

Replacement of Windows 2003 Servers

Within IT Services, particularly within our Management Services area, the primary focus over the last few months has been the migration of many services f to new environments as Windows 2003 was de-supported by Microsoft.

This project involved not only migrating and upgrading many applications, it also involved an Oracle Database upgrade and the re-write and streamlining of many complex interfaces between services. Below is some detail on the work that has been done to date:

1. Applications that service the following areas have been migrated and upgraded
Student Health Centre (Helix Health)
Counselling (Titanium)
School of Nursing (Arc system)

2. TCD Local Portal applications
The migration of functionality from the Oracle based Windows 2003 environment to a new Oracle based Windows 2012 environment was completed on Tuesday (28th July). This work is the culmination of the implementation of Oracle 12C and a new Oracle based TCD Local portal environment – Oracle Web Logic. Following the environment upgrade to ensure services could continue to operate the applications listed below were also upgraded:

Research Support System (RSS)
Telephone Billing
Telephone Directory
Asset Register
Travel Insurance form
FTSE system
Student Archive

The go-live of all of the above applications was coordinated carefully as the project could not accommodate their migration in a piecemeal manner. The legacy servers will be retired over the next few weeks.

3. Systems Interfaces
Alongside the above upgrades and migrations, a number of key systems interfaces were re-designed and consolidated in order to obtain efficiencies in their deployment and ongoing maintenance. The staging of the interfaces was designed such that the data therein can be used by as many downstream systems as possible.

4. Systems Retirements
A number of servers and systems were retired completely. These included legacy servers related to Coda which has been replaced by Oracle Financials. There was some further facilitation work conducted with the Financial Services Division in respect of migration to a new file server.

5. Ongoing work
In order to bring this project to a final conclusion, the following systems continue to be worked on:

• Library Manuscript system (CALM)
• School of Nursing Attendance Service
• Interfaces to SITS
• Extra Mural course server
• Staff and student ID card interfaces
This was complex project and required extensive coordination both within IT Services ad also in many cases, extensive liaison with systems owners across Trinity. We thank everyone who enabled this project to succeed.

Digital Capabilities Survey results

In April 2015 IS Services launched a Digital Capabilities Survey for University staff. Digital capabilities are defined as those that prepare us for living, learning and working in a digital society and include the ability to use digital tools to:

• undertake research, teaching, learning and administration;
• use specialist tools and data sets;
• communicate ideas effectively;
• produce, share and critically evaluate information;
• collaborate, reflect and promote knowledge.
The complete results are available on our website – http://isservices.tcd.ie/improvements-projects/surveys.php

The Digital Capabilities Survey report includes some of the following results:
• Staff who answered the survey thought digital capabilities were very important to supporting the delivery of almost all of the College strategies and ranked digital capabilities as of most importance in supporting the Information Technology strategy, Teaching and Learning and Online strategies.
• Almost 90% of staff use a smartphone and just over 55% use a tablet, with the majority using Apple devices.
• IS Services, Administration and the Library were the three main areas in College you thought could positively affect change in College’s digital capabilities.
• The 3 things identified as those you would like to see developed to improve the Digital Capabilities of the College were improved access and service availability for:
o College Wi-Fi Network
o IT Training
o IT Support
As always, the feedback is much appreciated and we wish to thank all who took time to participate in this year’s survey.

Helpdesk Opening Hours – Change in Hours for Tuesday, 14 July 2015

On Tuesday, 14 July, the Helpdesk Telephone, Email, Web and Walk-in Services will be available from 9.15am to, the usual close time, 5.30pm.  The delayed opening time on this day is due the requirement for a visit from pest control who will be spraying an infestation of carpet moths in our building.  We apologise for any inconvenience this change in opening time may cause.

Wolfram Language Tutorials online workshop July 16

Seats are still available for the free online Wolfram Language Tutorials.

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Wolfram Language Tutorials

(Rebroadcast)

July 16, 1pm-2:30pm US EDT

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Learn how to plot and visualize data, build functions, and generate reports. Our instructors will take you step by step through a project, and you can ask questions along the way.

See more details and register today:

http://www.wolfram.com/training/special-event/wolfram-language-tutorials-2015